On their third rest day in Los Angeles during their final tour, The Beatles were visited by Brian and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, whose 11th album Pet Sounds proved a key influence on the recording of Revolver.
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The Beatles had three rest days in Los Angeles during their final tour of 1966. This was the second, and came immediately after their concert at the Coliseum in Seattle.
The Beatles performed two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle on this day, at 3pm and 8pm, on the 12th date of their final tour. The concert took place at the Busch Stadium, and was seen by 23,000 people. The support acts were The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes.
Immediately after their second concert at New York’s Shea Stadium, The Beatles flew to Los Angeles. They arrived in the early hours of this morning.
A little over a year after their first triumphant appearance at New York’s Shea Stadium, The Beatles returned for a second time.
Following their press conference at the Warwick Hotel, New York City, The Beatles held a second one attended by young fans.
The Beatles’ flight from Cincinnati to New York arrived at 3.50am on this morning. They were taken to the Warwick Hotel, where during the day they gave the first of two press conferences.
After performing their postponed concert in Cincinnati at midday, The Beatles flew 341 miles to St Louis, Missouri, where they performed one show at 8.30pm.
The Beatles were to have performed at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field on the previous day, Saturday 20 August 1966. However, heavy rain and the risk of electrocution led to their performance being postponed until noon on this day. The support acts on The Beatles’ final tour, The Remains, Bobby Hebb, The Cyrkle and The Ronettes, had… Read more »
The Beatles were due to have played an open-air show at Cincinnati’s Crosley Field on this day. However, the promoter failed to provide a cover for the group, and heavy rain began shortly before they were due to take the stage.
The eighth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place at the Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis, Tennessee, where they performed two concerts.
The seventh date of The Beatles’ final tour took place at the Suffolk Downs Racetrack in Boston, Massachusetts, where they gave one concert before 25,000 people.
The fifth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where they performed one concert before around 20,000 people at the John F Kennedy Stadium.
The fourth date of The Beatles’ final tour took place in Washington, DC, where they performed one concert before 32,164 people at the DC Stadium.
The third date of The Beatles’ final tour took place in Cleveland, Ohio, where they performed once concert before 20,000 people.
The second date of The Beatles’ final North American tour saw them perform two shows, at 2pm and 7pm, before a total of 28,000 fans at Detroit’s Olympia Stadium. They had previously performed at the venue on 6 September 1964.
The Beatles began their 14-date final tour with a concert at Chicago’s International Amphitheater, a venue they had previously played in September 1964.
The day before their final US tour began, The Beatles flew from London Airport to America.
Revolver, The Beatles’ 11th Capitol Records long player, was issued on this day, three days after its UK release on Parlophone.
Three days after its UK release, Beatles fans in the United States were able to buy the group’s double a-side single Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine.